LUCIA CADOTSCH voice
OTIS SANDSJÖ tenor saxophone
PETTER ELDH doublebass
It was a different world back then.
There was a time before you could amplify sound with electricity,
before you could accumulate sound in plastic and bring it
from one corner of Tellus to another.
This is the remix. Keeping it simple and raw.
Three voices stubbornly creating the core of all music; Rhythm!
Candles still flicker, the frequencies of yesterday still resonate.
This is acoustic retro-futurism.
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DOWNBEAT (US) *****
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THE GUARDIAN (UK) *** JAZZ ALBUM OF THE MONTH ***
„Edgy, compelling refits of famous songs –
Remember the name Lucia Cadotsch – you’re going to be hearing a lot of it. Cadotsch is a young, Zurich-born vocalist who possesses a classical clarity, a folk singer’s simplicity, and an appetite for performing very famous songs (Moon River, Don’t Explain, Strange Fruit) in the company of two edgy free-jazz instrumentalists, who flank her sedate progress with split-note sax sounds and spiky basslines and percussive strumming. That might sound like a merciless deconstruction of fine songs, but in this compelling trio’s hands the process is remarkably melodious and illuminating. It’s all eerily beautiful.“
THE GUARDIAN, 5 stars, John Fordham
„So ingenious is the way vocalist Lucia Cadotsch reimagines the canon of standards that the songs feel fully in the here and now. (…) Such is the spell that Cadotsch, Sandsjö and Eldh cast on these albums that it can make one feel that this is the only way age-old standards should be approached: not slavishly but fearlessly, with an unfettered imagination approaching that of the songs’ originators.“
DOWNBEAT (US) 5 stars, Bradley Bamberger
“I haven’t heard anything this impressive in a while.”
Volker Doberstein, JAZZPODIUM
Jazz Album Of the month
„Cadotsch’s second album continues down an unusual path, combining her spellbinding singing with wayward improv. (…) Her follow-up is even more startling (…) “
THE GUARDIAN, John Fordham
„The group is one of the most in-demand in Europe at present. With good reason.“
Oliver Weindling, The Vortex, London
„Swiss vocalist Lucia Cadotsch serves subtle sentiment at The Vortex. The band led by the young Swiss vocalist Lucia Cadotsch, featuring double-bassist Petter Eldh and tenor saxophonist Otis Sandsjo, gives an object lesson in focus and forensic detail in its arrangements, playing on the delicious paradox that the art of improvisation, so generative of freedom, can actually be at its most liberating when it is placed under careful, constructive constraints.“
JAZZWISE, Kevin Le Gendre
„Many singers deliver standards songs as they are conventionally sung. A few, such the late Betty Carter take risks and reap a greater reward. Lucia Cadotsch is one of those, but it is impossible to imagine her interpretations of “Speak Low”. “Don’t Explain” or “Moon River” without the contributions of her two Swedish collaborators, the saxophonist Otis Sandsjö and the bassist Petter Eldh.“
Richard Williams, Jazzfest Berlin
“Speak Low II takes up the baton from where their genre-bending and forward-looking debut album left off, with new tonal colours to the band’s sonic palette, while still accentuating the stark, haunting beauty of the songs they explore.”
*** 5/5 ***
“Lucia Cadotsch has a mesmerizing, hypnotic voice.”